Intercol has a wide range of edging hot melt adhesives, roughly there are 3 different types
- EVA edge band hot melts
- Polyolefin edging hotmelts
- PUR edging hotmelts
Depending on the type of edging material, the shape, machine speeds and the requirements regarding load properties, the correct hot melt can be selected.
Overview EVA edge band hot melt adhesives
PUR edge band hot melt adhesives overview
Edge glues with hot melt adhesives
For decades, edge gluing of wood-based panels with a variety of edge bands has been a popular application in the furniture industry. The quality requirements for adhesion, the visual finish attractiveness, the technological possibilities in machinery and the extensive diversity of materials that can be processed, many of these factors eventually come together in the right glue choice, EVA, Polyolefine or PUR hot melt. The trend in wood and furniture production towards ever higher quality and fewer errors also gives Intercol the opportunity to provide the best advice for the total application. The lace glue is becoming an increasingly important part in evaluating quality. The consumer and user ultimately demand an adhesive connection that is barely visible.
As a glue manufacturer, we also try to offer our solution for glue applications that compete with alternatives and other manufacturing methods, such as laser or HotAir technology. A frequently heard tune was the "zero bondline".
Various solutions are possible with the right glue and machine settings to also achieve a "zero bondline" with glued edging. The start was made from unfilled EVA hot melt adhesives for edge bonding, followed by Polyolefine hot melt. Polyolefin hot melts are known for their improved adhesion properties, wide range of applications and therefore often a standard adhesive for one application. Also the requirements with regard to heat resistance and freezer resistance can usually be better met with hot melts based on polyolefin polymer.